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The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is a one year full time programme that allows non-law graduates to gain exemptions in respect of qualifying as a solicitor or barrister. Why do a GDL? Successful completion of the GDL provides exemptions which will allow you to progress to the Legal Practice Course, if you wish to become a solicitor, or the Bar Vocational Course, for those wishing to become a barrister. Staff are a mixture of full- and part-time members of the academic staff of the School of Law. Some are qualified practitioners and run the course with the support and assistance from local practitioners and occasional guest lecturers. Staff maintain strong links with the legal profession via consultancies and placements, presentation of papers and attendance at conferences, and writing books, journal articles and reviews for academic publications. Some staff members also deliver Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for legal practitioners. Staff also deliver modules on the very successful LLM in Business and Commercial Law (Masters), which has full CPD recognition from the SRA and BSB. LJMU also offers a very well respected Legal Practice Course and other postgraduate programmes, and is involved in extensive research activity. The result is a broad mix of staff experience ? professional, academic, managerial and consultancy. The LJMU Legal Practice Course (LPC) was reviewed by the SRA in February 2008 and was highly commended. The LPC is the qualifying, vocational course for all solicitors. Student Lawyers at LJMU have done very well over the years in National Mooting Competitions, Client Interviewing, Mediation and National Negotiation Competitions. The teams won the 2007 English Speaking Union ? Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition and 2008 National Negotiation Championship, reaching the final of the 2009 Client Interviewing and Mediation Competitions, the latter of which was held in Chicago. What will you study? The course objective is to deliver the seven foundations of legal knowledge integral to a career in law, namely : Public Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law and Human Rights) Law of the European Union Criminal Law Contract Tort Property Law Equity and Trusts Students will also study two ?front loaded? modules, designed to support the study of the foundational subjects: English Legal System Legal Research In addition to these core and foundational subjects students will have the option to study either of the following additional legal subjects: Employment Law and Dispute Resolution Supervised Research Project

The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is a one year full time programme that allows non-law graduates to gain exemptions in respect of qualifying as a solicitor or barrister. Why do a GDL? Successful completion of the GDL provides exemptions which will allow you to progress to the Legal Practice Course, if you wish to become a solicitor, or the Bar Vocational Course, for those wishing to become a...

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